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Yoga Foundations


This class is taught by:

Deborah Lapkin

All paths lead to yoga. My yoga practice began in 1998 while recovering from a skiing injury. I started taking Yoga classes to help strengthen my knee and in the process found that Yoga offered many other benefits.
I became very interested in learning more about Yoga and how it can positively affect the body and the mind. I wanted to learn more about Iyengar Yoga and completed my course work at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute. I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2004. I am a certified Iyengar teacher. I teach Iyengar Yoga because it focuses on the precise alignment of the body. Iyengar yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity. I have studied and trained with the masters BKS Iyengar and Gita Iyengar, Patricia Walden, Joan White, Manuso Manos, and Janet Macleod.

Tracy Desens

Tracy’s love for yoga started 15 years ago in Southern California. She moved to Tahoe in 2000 and loves it! Tracy obtained her certification in the YogaWorks method by Lakshmi (Angie) Norwood in March 2014. YogaWorks is a combination of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga; basically stated, it is alignment with flow. In Tracy’s classes, you can expect a level 1-2 in difficulty, breath awareness with flowing movement, use of gentle sun salutes to heat the body, an emphasis on alignment in postures, and use of props. In addition to Tracy’s love for yoga, she greatly enjoys being outdoors; hiking, mountain biking, SUP, skiing, XC skiing, camping, dancing to live funky music with her husband and having fun adventures with her two young, beautiful daughters. Tracy is very grateful for the Yoga Room and its teachers for this opportunity to share, grow and align with one another, the local community and the wider community.
This foundational Yoga class will guide you through the asanas (postures) in a way that is approachable to all. Whether you are a brand new student of Yoga, or have been practicing for decades, Yoga Foundations will create the groundwork for a strong and intentional Yoga practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Fri Jul 07 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Jul 14 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Jul 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Jul 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Aug 04 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Aug 11 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Aug 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Aug 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Sep 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Sep 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Sep 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Sep 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Sep 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Oct 06 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Oct 13 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Fri Oct 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens